Field Trips at the Algonquin Park Outdoor Experiential Education Centre

Plan a year round outdoor retreat or summer canoe trip.
Bring your school group to our award-winning eco-campus at Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Whether joining us for a winter adventure or a spring, summer or fall canoe trip or outdoor education retreat, you’ll find there is something special waiting for you at the Edge.

Youth/student rates include inspiring educational programs, healthy and energizing meals, and shared forest cabin, lodge and winter dormitory accommodations, as well as all equipment/program materials.

Rates: $135/student/day or less (min. 2 days) and teacher chaperones at no cost on a 10:1 student/chaperone ratio.

Check out our Outdoor Education Planner

Educational Retreats and Canoe Trips at the Edge can be adjusted to match any curriculum: we’ll build a customized itinerary for your group with elements of leadership, outdoor recreation, survival skills, ecology, arts & culture, health & wellness, Canadian history, and more.

Ask us how we can work with specialized programs such as Specialist High Skills Major to provide hands-on experiences that go hand-in-hand with what is being learned in the classroom.

We also work with International student groups to share our love of the Canadian wilderness, and provide experiential opportunities for growth with Youth At Risk.

“Whenever we get a speech about ‘engaging our students’ I always am drawn to the experiences we had. I have yet to see any school based activity have such a lasting impact on students for the rest of their lives.”
– Dwayne Brunet, VP, Windsor, ON.

Educational retreats and adventures at our Ontario eco-education centre gives students first hand experience learning ways to reduce their ecological footprint, experiencing “off-the-grid” living. Our centre is just a short paddle from Ontario’s Algonquin Park and surrounded by thousands of acres of forest that act as our experiential classroom. Curricular and co-curricular programming is available in many different areas to meet the needs of your group. Consider:

Helping students build a meaningful connection with nature while learning about the natural world and themselves, is a major theme of our experience based outdoor programs in the Algonquin Park biosphere region.

Our Eco-Campus

The Edge was designed from the ground up to be the most sustainable, environmentally sound outdoor education facility in Ontario. Our operations, facilities and staff honour our connection with the earth with our programs as well as our footprint in day to day operations.

We invite you to visit and appreciate our efforts at being a low carbon, sustainable, eco-friendly, responsible provider of Algonquin Park retreats and adventures at our unique Outdoor Education facility.

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